Quill and Scroll’s Mission
We encourage, support and recognize individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism, regardless the medium.
Quill and Scroll’s Vision
To recognize every student, through induction into the society, who meets the criteria established by the society.
Quill and Scroll’s Eight Guiding Principles
Quill and Scroll’s History
Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication.
Since its founding, school charters have been granted to more than 11,300 high schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 29 foreign countries. Media advisers in chartered schools are eligible to recommend outstanding high school journalism students for membership in Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.
The Original 19 Chapters
These are the 19 schools that received charters on April 10, 1926:
|GEORGE WASHINGTON HS||CEDAR RAPIDS||IA|
|ABRAHAM LINCOLN HS||COUNCIL BLUFFS||IA|
|LINCOLN HS||DES MOINES||IA|
|DUBUQUE SENIOR HS||DUBUQUE||IA|
|FORT DODGE HS||FORT DODGE||IA|
|IOWA CITY HIGH SCHOOL||IOWA CITY||IA|
|SOUTH SIDE HS||FORT WAYNE||IN|
|ALBERT LEA HS||ALBERT LEA||MN|
|BENTON HS||ST JOSEPH||MO|
|GREAT FALLS HS||GREAT FALLS||MT|
|CHEYENNE CENTRAL HS||CHEYENNE||WY|